Have you ever wondered what the most influential Japanese anime in the U.S. is? Perhaps, you might be surprised that is changed American animation in ways no one expected. Not surprisingly, Japanese Animation, or “Anime” as it’s known in the U.S., took America by storm in the 80’s and 90’s. Needless to say, they’re known for exaggerated features, such as big eyes and oddly colored hair. Moreover, popular anime movies and television shows portray fantastic stories, and usually, it’s about some supernatural power, that is just as beautiful to watch as they are entertaining.
For a long time, most American cartoons geared their stories toward children, making them silly and generally wholesome. Sadly (or not so sadly), it stayed away from serious storylines and ideas that pushed the envelope. Interestingly, American kids watched G.I. Joe fight a bad guy and give a life lesson at the end. In contrast, Japanese Anime broke the mold, showing dynamic Japanese anime characters struggling with nuanced emotions and concepts. You know, kid stuff, like existentialism.
With stunning animation, grounded storylines, deep characters, and serialized stories, the most successful anime reshaped American animated programming for years to come, influencing several American spins on the anime style. Here are the Most Influential Japanese Anime in the US.
Full List, Photo Credits, and Sources: https://list25.com/most-influential-japanese-anime-in-the-us/
SUBSCRIBE – http://bit.ly/2uwq6BJ
Follow us on:
List25 Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/list25
List25 Instagram: https://instagram.com/list25/
List25 Twitter – https://twitter.com/list25
List25 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/list25/
See more Top 25 lists on our website:
Make sure to watch all the way to the end to find out what XYZ facts made our top 10!
Music Credit: Mizuki by Bad Snacks